Tongva Land (Long Beach) - Mer Young is a descendant of Chichimeca and Apache. She is an Indigenous published multidisciplinary artist who has created a body of artwork manifested in collages, drawings, paintings, and founder of Mausi Murals public artworks. She is a BIPOC activist, steward of land and water and environmental justice advocate. Young's artworks aim to inspire, celebrate and elevate indigenous and native cultures and to bring about change within Brown and Black communities.
Young’s works have been included in numerous exhibitions nationally and internationally. Her public art works can be found in the East Village Arts District of Long Beach, CA, in The Sixth and Ninth District of Long Beach, CA, in The City of Glendale, CA, The City of South Pasadena, The City of San Pedro, The City of Paramount, The City of Anaheim, The City of Tustin and in the Art District of Los Angeles and the 3rd Ward in Houston, Texas.
She is a current member of The National Foundation of Independent Artists (NFIA), she holds Associate Degrees in Fine Arts and Liberal Arts from Long Beach City College and received her Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree from The University of Southern California.
Do What You Love, The Rest Will Follow: An Interview with Indigenous Artist and Activist Mer Young
Dreaming of Indigenous Futures
Indigenous and Black Communities Find Common Cause for Land Justice
Stolen Lands: A Black and Indigenous History of Land Exploitation
Climate Justice: Black and Native Attention as Miracle
Indigenous Vision A Special Issue, Sept 2022
Yellowstone Reveals Its Indigenous Soul
The Problem, Practicality, and Power of Land Acknowledgments
Indigenous Activists Launch Political Art Campaign Ahead of the Election
Collage artwork for Indigeneity Conversations - Bioneers
The U.S. Launched a War Against Indigenous Children. My Father Survived.
The Fight to Free Leonard Peltier - Honoring Indigenous Culture & Heritage
Indigenous sovereignty and shared solidarity at heart of national art campaign
Best Digital Editorial Package & Best Arts & Culture Storytelling
Mer Young On Making Art to Respect Those Who Came Before Us